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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
Here's my fairly simplistic version on Marvin Gayes' whats going on.
I tried a new chording diagram, but I also gave the chords tab directly
under it in case you can't figure it out.
Remember to play these chords loosely and kind of funky, and feel free
to use a CAPO if you want to change the key.
Questions, Comments . . . ianvomsaal@yahoo.com
enjoy - Ian C.T. vom Saal

Marvin Gaye - Whats Going On

DMaj7      Bm7      Em7    A13sus4    A13      Gbm9
==0===   x=====   0==0=0   x0=0==    x0=0==   ======
||||||   ||||||   ||||||   ||||||    ||||||   ||||||
------   ------   ------   ------    ------   ------
||0***   |*|*|*   |**|||   ||*0|*    |0*0**   *|***|
------   ------   ------   ------    ------   ------
||||||   ||||*|   ||||*|   ||||*|    ||||||   ||||||
------   ------   ------   ------    ------   ------
||||||   ||*|||   ||||||   ||||||    ||||||   |*|||*
xx0222   x24232   022030   x02032    x02022   242224
-----------------------------------------------------------------

[Verse 1]

 [DMaj7]                       [Bm7]
Mother, mother, there's to many of you crying
 [DMaj7]                                [Bm7]
Brother, brother, brother, there's far to many of you dying.
             [Em7]                        [A13sus4]       [A13]
You know we've got to find a way, To bring some lovin' here today
 

[Verse 2]

[DMaj7]                       [Bm7]
Father, father, we don't need to escalate
        [DMaj7]                                 [Bm7]
You see, war is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate
             [Em7]                         [A13sus4]     [A13]
You know we've got to find a way, To bring some lovin' here today
 

[Chorus]

[Em7]Picket lines and [A13sus4]picket signs
Don't [Em7]punish me with [A13sus4]brutality
[Em7]Talk to me, so [A13sus4]you can see
Ohhh, whats [DMaj7]going on, whats [Bm7]going on
Yeah whats [DMaj7]going on, Ahh, whats [Bm7]going on
 

[Interlude]

[Gbm9](8x)   [A13sus4](4x)   [A13](4x)

 
[Verse 3]

 [DMaj7]                  [Bm7] 
Mother, mother, everybody thinks we're wrong
         [DMaj7]                                   [Bm7]
Ohhh, but who are they to judge us, simply 'cause our hair is long
             [Em7]                           [A13sus4]        [A13]
You know we've got to find a way, To bring some understanding here today
 

[Chorus]

[Em7]Picket lines and [A13sus4]picket signs
Don't [Em7]punish me with [A13sus4]brutality
[Em7]Talk to me, so [A13sus4]you can see
Ohhh, whats [DMaj7]going on, whats [Bm7]going on
Yeah whats [DMaj7]going on, Ahh, whats [Bm7]going on
 

[Interlude]

[Gbm9](8x)   [A13sus4](8x)
 
 
[Outro]

Gbm9](8x)   [A13sus4](4x)   [A13](4x)  [DMaj7](1x)

            
            
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AllisonsGuitar 10 Jul 04, 2004 08:00 PM

Wow, this is a really good version of this song - I will really have to practice this because I'm not good at playing these chords yet - but they sound great.

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wraith88 42 Feb 01, 2009 09:03 AM

Love this version. Fun to play and and still has the spirit of the original. 5 *s

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devinclark 10 May 07, 2017 01:09 PM

Really fun and easy to play!

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